Some Components of Rainfall Interception
Abstract:A laboratory study in which plants of Pinus radiata and Baccharis pilularis were exposed to simulated rainfall in the form of a spray showed that the maximum amount of intercepted water can be divided into three parts,--"transitory storage," or the water that will drain from the plant under still air conditions; "conditional storage," or the additional water that can be removed by wind or shaking; and "residual storage," or the water that can be removed only by evaporation. Specific figures for these components of rainfall are presented and compared.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Formerly technician, California Forest and Range Experiment Station, Berkeley, Calif.
Publication date: December 1, 1944
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